Questionnaires were mailed to more than 500 cities throughout the United States to learn whether they now conduct or plan soon to conduct a periodic or continuous inventory of street trees. One hundred and seventy-two replies came from 166 cities in 35 states and six cities from three Canadian provinces. Seventy percent of the respondents said they do not now conduct such an inventory. Three specific kinds of maintenance problems that are expected to be most pressing in 1978 are pruning-fertilizing-bracing-cabling, removal and replacement of trees and a lack of qualified manpower. A familiarity with what computers can do and a realization that computerized surveys are less expensive than expected will convince city foresters that a street-tree inventory is a good investment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Shade Tree Conference

    P.O. Box 71
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801
  • Authors:
    • Bassett, J R
    • Lawrence, W C
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00084702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM